Mobile Roulette Apps
Mobile roulette is available at any legitimate, first-rate mobile casino. Roulette is one of the most popular table games at any sort of casino, whether it's online, offline, or through a wifi device. While the house edge on roulette (especially the American version) is higher than it is on a couple of other non-strategy casino games, the game is played at a slower pace and therefore the expense isn't that much greater. The slow pace of roulette, combined with the relaxing pace and mesmerizing spin of the wheel, has made roulette popular since it first arrived in casinos a little over two centuries ago.
Best Mobile Gambling Devices
With those gambling tips out of the way, let's talk about mobile gaming technology. Most mobile casinos are going to support four broad types of operating systems: Android OS, Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows Phone OS, and the BlackBerry OS. When you go to a mobile casino, you'll be able to download the appropriate application for each of these devices, which allows you to use the mobile casino software on your device. Once you do this, you should be able to play roulette on your mobile device anytime you want. The question next arises: which is the best gaming device for roulette?
Most casinos offer roulette games for iOS devices. Our iOS page covers how to play for free and real money and which casinos have the best games.
This page covers the Blackberry device and how to play roulette games on your Blackberry. We include free and real cash play as well as a list of casinos.
Android is one of the better devices for roulette games. Read our review to find out which casinos offer mobile roulette apps compatible with Android
If you own a Windows phone / tablet, you'll know that your options are limited. For this reason we have put together a Windows roulette mobile page.
Android Phone Roulette
The Android operating system now encompasses about 75% of the world smart phone market. When a consortium of tech companies led by Google, Samsung, and Sprint NexTel announced they would release their own mobile device back in 2007, many skeptics saw little future for the Open Handset Alliance. These companies did something really smart, though: they made the Android operating system open source. This meant that all the independent companies which didn't have an operating system which likely to design for the Android OS when designing their own devices. Since the Android phone was released in 2008, Android mobile phones now dominate the world market.
For that reason, a person wanting the best device for mobile roulette probably should invest in an Android mobile phone. If you want the biggest selection of mobile casinos, this is the gadget for you. Don't overthink this purchase, though. Most wifi casinos are going to cater to multiple operating systems, so the iPhone and iPad are going to be compatible with just as many mobile casino sites.
Roulette on Apple iOS Devices
The iPhone is in second place globally with 14.9% of the smart phone market. This statistic belies a larger truth when deciding whether to use Apple or Google devices for your electronic roulette, though. Because the iPad tablet computer also connects to a mobile casino, this has to be accounted for when considering which mobile roulette casino to choose. As you probably already know, the iPad dominates the tablet computer market. In fact, of all mobile web data consumption in the early summer of 2012, 65% of the consumption was done by iOS devices like the iPad, the iPod Touch, and the iPhone. In other words, the iOS still blows the Android data consumption out of the water, if you consider all mobile devices which might hook up to a mobile casino. Mobile casino app designers know this, so you iPhone and iPad is in a tie with Android devices, if you're looking at it from a perspective of which device is used in most mobile casinos. The real decision is whether you want to use Apple or Google gadgets.
BlackBerry smart phones aren't the dominant factor in the market they were back in 2006, but Blackberry roulette is still going to be available in most mobile gambling casinos. BlackBerry had about 3% of world sales of smartphones in 2011, but it still comprises about 45% of the smartphone market in Latin America and the Caribbean. Because US gambling laws make it harder for American gamblers to use their wifi devices for gambling purposes, a lot of the US sales figures should be discounted when considering their value to the mobile casinos. This means BlackBerry holds a nice percentage of the potential customer base in a significant geographical region for mobile gaming.
Windows Phone Roulette
Windows Phone is the successor to Windows Mobile, which stopped production in 2010. The Windows Phone 8.0 is the latest operating system for Microsoft's inclusion in the mobile casino niche. Though Windows Phone occupies just under 2% of the world smart phone market, there's hope that the popularity of the Nokia Lumia might propel sales for the Windows Phone OS in Asia, Africa, and Latin America--where the more expensive iPhone devices are less likely to have appeal. Whatever the case, Microsoft is not a company to take lightly, so their mobile device is supported at most mobile casinos which host real money gambling. Like the devices above, all you have to do is go to the mobile casino, download the app you need, register and fund an account, and start playing roulette for real cash.
Roulette House Edge
I mentioned a moment ago the house edge on roulette. It's well-known that games which require strategy and memorization, such as blackjack and video poker, have the lowest house edge. The reason is that many players won't take the time to study basic strategy charts or master those strategies, so the average house edge per player is likely to be higher than the theoretical edge. Games which don't require strategy, on the other hand, are going to have a higher house edge, because anyone can get the optimal results. Of these games where all you have to do is walk up and start playing without any strategy advice, baccarat and craps have the lowest house edge.
Roulette is an interesting choice for the bargain hunting real money gambler, though. If you can find European roulette played using either the imprisonment (en prison) or la partage rules, then the house edge is cut to a reasonable 1.35%. This compares to the house edge on baccarat and craps and makes the spinning wheel game one of the best in the casino for those who don't want to learn a bunch of strategy. European roulette played using no other rules has a house edge of 2.70%, while American roulette has a house edge of 5.26%. Keep these figures in mind when trying to find roulette games to play at your favorite mobile casino.